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Astronomers Witness a Galactic "Megamerger" from the Beginning of the Universe

It’s easy to take our quiet cosmic neighborhood for granted. Sure an asteroid might graze past Earth every now and then, but the sheer chaos that is …

Universe

Jeremy Meeks' father who was convicted of rape and murder set to meet fiancee Chloe Green's parents

Jeremy Meeks is the "hot felon" who was catapulted into the glamorous world of modelling thanks to his hunky mugshot.<p>But as he prepares to marry heiress Chloe Green - we can reveal the family of criminals and the murder-rapist father from Jeremy's humble past.<p>While Chloe's dad is the billionaire …

Crime

Seagram's Heiress Now Rumored to Be Leading Alleged Sex Cult Within Nxivm After Allison Mack's Arrest

Clare Bronfman is a “fanatical” follower of Keith Raniere, who was arrested along with Mack on sex trafficking charges.<p>This article originally appeared on <i>VICE Canada</i>.<p>Now that <i>Smallville</i> actress Allison Mack has been arrested on sex trafficking and forced labor charges, the so-called sex cult she …

Crime

Elizabeth Hurley's Bikinigrams Are So Sexy, They'll Make Your Heart Beat a Little Faster

If there's a star who knows how to rock a swimsuit, it's Elizabeth Hurley. Never one to shy away from a sexy bikini or daring one-piece, the 52-year-old actress has slowly but surely become the queen of all things swimwear, giving us all the inspiration we could ever need. She even has her own …

Swimwear

How To Actually Deal With Intrusive Thoughts, According To Experts

Ever lie awake at night and surprise yourself with a thought that you just can't shake? Dealing with stressful thoughtscan feel super isolating, but …

Mental Health

Every Modern IGN 10-Rated Game

<i>If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use.</i><p>If you haven't checked out our God of War …

Metal Gear

Huge beast described as 'half human, half animal' caught on camera after 'savaging 2 dogs'

A mysterious "half-human, half animal" creature has been caught on camera after it was said to have savaged two dogs.<p>The beast is reported to have been spotted prowling through the streets of Santa Fe, Argentina.<p>The photo was taken after it was said to have butchered a German shepherd and a pit …

Santa Fe

Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend: What to know about the starry spectacle

Stargazers are going to appreciate these April showers.<p>Night skies in the Northern Hemisphere are going to sparkle with meteors this month as the annual Lyrid meteor shower puts on a spectacular display -- with 10 to 20 meteors per hour at its peak.<p>"The number of meteors can vary, and very rarely …

Astronomy

Yale Is Letting Anyone Take Its Most Popular Class Ever for Free

Everything you ever wanted to know about how to truly be happy.<p>When Yale began offering a new course this semester, over 1,000 students jumped at the opportunity. It wasn't about business, technology or innovation. It's about how to be happy.<p>Nearly a fourth of the undergraduate student body …

Living Rooms

The richest American family hired terrorists to shoot machine guns at sleeping women and children

The Rockefellers took on the striking miners of Ludlow, Colorado but didn’t expect them to fight back<p>The bloody history of the American labor …

Woodrow Wilson

Dog fights and sex parties: the man who photographs Istanbul after dark

Çağdaş Erdoğan captures the explosion of underground rebellion in parts of Istanbul. ‘People have been pushed into the night,’ says the photographer who is now facing jail<p>One day last September, Çağdaş Erdoğan took his camera to Parc Yoğurtçu, a popular spot in Istanbul near the Fenerbahçe football …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

More Americans Are Dying From Suicide, Drug Use And Diarrhea

Americans are dying in different ways than they used to. As of 2014, more were dying from drug use than in years past, even as deaths from alcohol …

Public Health

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

Books

A professor with 30 years of experience says there's no point in holding the plank for longer than 10 seconds — and says you shouldn't do sit-ups first thing in the morning

The plank is widely considered to be a powerful movement for strengthening the core. There are entire workouts, like the plank challenge, based around holding the exercise for longer each time you do it.<p>But getting the most out of the plank, which involves supporting your weight on your hands, …

Workouts

The 20 Best Horror Movies On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: April 23rd</b><p>Horror movies have evolved throughout the years (and we ranked the best of the ’80s and the ’90s here), but sometimes you just want to binge whichever good scary movies on Netflix has to watch on a dark, stormy night. From ghosts to vampires, zombies, and Babadooks, just …

Horror

The 6 most dangerous times you're at risk for a heart attack

In 25 years of treating heart patients, I've noticed that heart attacks don't always strike randomly. There are certain predictable "danger zones," especially for patients with heart disease or a risk for it, like smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure. Being aware of these …

Biomedicine

People are downloading their Facebook data and posting it to Twitter, and the results will terrify you

The Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to roll on. As it does, people are becoming more and more aware of just how much data Facebook has on them.<p>One easy (yet slightly horrifying) way to see it all in one place is to request all of your Facebook data as a zip file. A lot of people have been …

Social Media

Invisibilia: We All Think We Know The People We Love. We're All Deluded

<i>Welcome to a new season of</i> Invisibilia<i>! The NPR program and</i> podcast <i>explores the invisible forces that shape human behavior. Episode 3 involves two brothers who are happy about the polite, helpful tenant who moves into their mother's house, until they start to suspect he has sinister motives. Here</i> …

Psychology

Mind-Blowing Hacks That Actually Work

When life presents a problem, dilemma or obstacle that can't be solved or overcome through simple means the uncreative are stumped, flummoxed or …

The Best Jeans for Men Under $100 | GQ

Your next go-to jeans won’t be hard to track down, nor will they break the bank. GQ's Best Stuff presents eight incredibly rad, impossibly cheap pairs, most of which you can pick up at your local mall.<p>For a few years there, trying to buy denim felt a lot like getting into fancy wines. Point of …

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

Books

5 Marijuana Stocks With the Highest Production Capacity

All five of these pot stocks should yield at least 140,000 kilograms of cannabis a year.<p>Curious what the buzz is about marijuana stocks? Look no …

You have Netflix, Hulu, and the rest — you just need this $20 HDTV antenna to replace cable

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Televisions

The Perfect Man Who Wasn’t

For years he used fake identities to charm women out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Then his victims banded together to take him down.<p>By the spring of 2016, Missi Brandt had emerged from a rough few years with a new sense of solidity. At 45, she was three years sober and on the leeward side …

Crime

3 Hacks to Fix Scratched Sunglasses

Sunglasses are notorious for rotating in and out of our wardrobes at high frequency. However, these accessories are prone to damage, which creates …

Stephen Hawking says he knows what happened before the dawn of time

It's the biggest question in the universe. What happened before the Big Bang? Now world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking says he has an answer.<p>“The boundary condition of the universe ... is that it has no boundary,” Hawking tells the National Geographic’s <i>Star Talk</i> show this weekend.<p>In other words, …

Physics

Shocking video shows Parkinson's tremors suddenly stop after surgeon cuts brain pathway

A Parkinson’s patient lived an incredible moment when doctors were able to stop the severe tremors she had endured for the last seven years.<p>Surgeons in India were able to cut into the woman’s brain while she was awake and destroy a key pathway, instantly stopping the involuntary movements.<p>The …

Neuroscience

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Yoga

You Won't Believe What a Roth IRA Can Do for You

Don't assume that annual $5,500 contributions won't amount to much. They can grow to surprising sums -- like $500,000 or more.<p>Compare the maximum …

Saturday's Best Deals: Bowflex Dumbbells, Schlage Deadbolt, Dash Cam, and More

A Bowflex adjustable dumbbell set, a Schlage touchscreen deadbolt, a dash cam, and more make up Saturday’s best deals.<p>Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow …